The Good Outcome

Driving Sideways: I’d like to support the new Iraqi constitution, but…

I’d like to support the new Iraqi constitution, but… it’s Sharia law. Two thousand US soldiers dead (that were officially declared), tens of thousands of soldiers injured, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead and wounded, our foreign policy and crediblity in shambles. All that, and we create Iran west. And that’s the good outcome. The bad outcome is a civil war on top of the largest oil field in the world.

How is it that anyone still thinks this war was a good idea?

Via Steve DeKorte.

Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’

Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’ | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source — the Onion’s most disturbingly prescient article ever, now available again since the Onion opened their archives.

“You better believe we’re going to mix it up with somebody at some point during my administration,” said Bush, who plans a 250 percent boost in military spending. “Unlike my predecessor, I am fully committed to putting soldiers in battle situations. Otherwise, what is the point of even having a military?”…

“Finally, the horrific misrule of the Democrats has been brought to a close,” House Majority Leader Dennis Hastert (R-IL) told reporters. “Under Bush, we can all look forward to military aggression, deregulation of dangerous, greedy industries, and the defunding of vital domestic social-service programs upon which millions depend. Mercifully, we can now say goodbye to the awful nightmare that was Clinton’s America.”

It’s A Sickness

So, my new win/lin laptop, the low end acer dealy… I have a six gig partition set aside whose only purpose is to allow me to try out alternative linux distros and whatnot while causing as little damage as possible to the parts of the machines I actually use for work. Here’s what I’ve done with it so far.

  • GoboLinux. Cool but gaudy and some things didn’t work right.
  • DeMuDi. Rockin cool for what it was designed for.
  • Breezy Badger (Ubuntu unstable) Didn’t work at all.
  • Debian Sarge. All I can say is that as of Sarge, Debian isn’t quite as horribly painful to deal with as it had grown under Woody. But I still wouldn’t really recommend it to anybody when Ubuntu is an option.

Lotta time wasted there.

UPDATE: I went back to Sarge and the more I use it the more I like it. It’s not as smooth an install as the big Ubuntu, but I get sick of “Ubuntu Brown” everything (computers and earth tones don’t go together for me), there are some really sweet fonts and color schemes in a default Debian desktop install… I think I might stay here in Debian for a while. I can always turn to the Ubuntu fora for hints on how to do things too.